Thunderball

Visible crew/equipment: When the colonel dressed as a woman enters his house a butler opens a glass door, as he does, for a second, a big round stage light is reflected. (00:01:45)

Revealing mistake: During the fight at the beginning of the film, if watch it slow motion, you can see that the poker that is being used to strike Bond is not made of metal, it bends when the blows are being aimed at Bond. (00:03:10)

Will

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Suggested correction: According to this site's rules, if you have to use slow motion to see something, it's not a valid mistake.

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Continuity mistake: During the fight at the beginning of the film, you can see the fire in the fireplace burning brightly but when Bond is throttling his attacker with the poker, you now see that the fire (though partially hidden by the table) has nearly gone out, and does not burn as brightly. (00:03:10)

Will

Other mistake: At the beginning of the film, when Bond and the woman are getting into the Aston Martin, the roof and boot of the car are covered in dust, but the rear window is clean. (00:04:20)

Will

Revealing mistake: When the water is shooting out from the exhaust pipes of the Aston Martin, watch how easily the chasing gunmen fall down, indeed the one on the right starts to fall back before the water reaches him. (00:04:30)

Will

Visible crew/equipment: When Bond is at the spa he breaks into Lippes' apartment and as he gets to the front door, a shadow moves across the wall next to Bond going in the opposite direction. It's not Bonds' as his is clear on the wall already, I assume a crewmember. (00:12:10)

Continuity mistake: James Bond is in the Shrublands clinic. He is snooping in a patients room. The patient (with bandaged face) opens the door. Bond hides behind the door and reaches into his jacket for his gun. A widescreen shot then shows his arm hanging down but in the next shot,his arm is back in the jacket. (00:13:05)

Continuity mistake: When Bond is at the spa and he turns the dial on the steamer, one second the man has a pink/white towel around his neck, the next it has turned blue. In addition, when it cuts back some bottles have disappeared from a nearby steamer. (00:17:05)

Visible crew/equipment: When the red headed woman answers the phone, a row of lights are reflected on the phone head. (00:17:50)

Revealing mistake: When Bond hits the fire alarm in the spa with his elbow you can see the padding on his elbow to protect against the blow. (00:24:50)

Revealing mistake: When the plane being piloted by the traitor crashes into the water, during the time while it's skidding across the surface and especially when it stops, you can see a large black wire attached to the middle of it and going into the "sky". (00:29:20)

Continuity mistake: The scene with the Aston when Lippe's car is blown up by the motor bike rider is filmed at Silverstone. You can see the Stowe grandstands in the background. (00:36:40)

Visible crew/equipment: As Domino and Bond start to walk up the beach after getting out of her boat, the crewman that was driving the boat can be seen hiding inside the boat as it is turned around. (00:46:55)

Clipper

Continuity mistake: Just after James Bond and Domino leave the gaming table to sit at a table to order, the two views of her back shows that she is holding a cigarette in her right hand that is not lit, but in the two views facing her the cigarette is lit with smoke. (00:51:55)

Continuity mistake: After Bond had been dancing with Domino, Largo takes her to his jet boat to return to the Disco Volante for the night. Just when Largo asks her, "What was he saying just then?", in the background one can see Felix Leiter taking his sunglasses off and approaching Bond. Bond even turns his head towards him. The scene continues with Domino and Largo leaving in the jet boat. The scene cuts and the next shot shows Bond with Felix Leiter standing some steps behind him again, still wearing his sunglasses. (00:51:55)

DapperDan

Visible crew/equipment: As Bond is starting down the stairs into the secret service hide-out in the Bahamas you can see a boom mike in the upper right hand corner of the screen. After the mike goes out of picture you can still see its shadow on the wall. (00:59:25)

Character mistake: The drop-off point for the case of diamonds is given as an archipelago off the coast of Burma, 20° north, 60° east, Someone points to it on a large wall map. This location is actually 20° north, 92° east. (01:13:00)

peterhall5

Continuity mistake: When Bond is escaping from the Island after he finds the girl is dead he comes out of a basement/cellar and opens the hatch door. He runs off without shutting it but when in the next cut his followers reach the door, it is now shut. (01:15:20)

Sarmed Mirza

Audio problem: When Bond is escaping from the Island after he finds the girl is dead he comes out of a basement/cellar and opens the hatch which visibly slams open hard, but silently. (01:15:20)

Sarmed Mirza

James Bond: My dear, uncooperative Domino.
Domino: How do you know that? How do you know my friends call me Domino?
James Bond: It's on the bracelet on your ankle.
Domino: So... what sharp little eyes you've got.
James Bond: Wait 'til you get to my teeth.

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Trivia: If you noticed that almost all of the bad guys including the villain are all Italian, this is no coincidence. The original story involved the Mafia and the villain Emilio Largo as a Mafia chieftain. The story was changed to replace the Mafia with the organization SPECTRE.

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Question: I am completely confused about the ending of this film. I mean, the camera-geiger counter starts clicking showing the nuclear weapons are on the boat, but they are not, they are still being moved. And the weapons do get onto the yacht, but both parts of it explode right at the end. Wouldn't that destroy the bombs as well, eg. massive atomic explosion? It is probably just me, I am known to be slow, but can someone explain?

KingofallSamurai

Chosen answer: Geiger counters show when radiation, even faint traces, are present. Therefore, if nuclear weapons were there recently, it will register. The scientist told Domino he threw the detonators overboard so the bombs could not explode. Also, nukes are surprisingly durable. Being in a large explosion will not detonate the core, only a specific chain reaction will.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Answer: Yep he's right.

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